Homayoon Kazerooni

Professor University of Berkeley – Inventor of exoskeleton

Homayoon Kazerooni

Professor University of Berkeley – Inventor of exoskeleton

Biography

Dr. Kazerooni is a Professor and an Entrepreneur.  He is a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of California, Berkeley and director of the Berkeley Robotics and Human Engineering Laboratory. The laboratory’s mission is to develop fundamental scientific and engineering principles on robotics, control sciences, exoskeletons, and bioengineering.  Dr. Kazerooni founded Ekso Bionics which became a public company in 2014.  Dr. Kazerooni is founder and current CEO of U.S. Bionics which brings advanced exoskeleton technologies to market. Most of the developed technologies in this lab at Berkeley have found their ways to market.  Prior to his research work on lower extremity exoskeletons, Dr. Kazerooni led his team to successfully develop robotics systems that enhance human upper extremity strength.  The results of this work led to a new class of intelligent assist devices currently being used by workers worldwide for manipulating heavy objects in distribution centers and factories.  Dr. Kazerooni holds a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and has published more than two hundred articles, delivered over 100 plenary lectures in the U.S. and internationally, and holds numerous pertinent patents and awards.  As a noted authority on robotics, he is frequently profiled and quoted in the media.

All session by Homayoon Kazerooni

Session 1

20:30 -21:45
Ancient Messene theatre